Grants available for motorized recreational trails projects

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of State Parks has approximately $214,000 in grant funds available for motorized recreational trails projects. These funds from the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration are for motorized projects only.  Applications are due Friday, January 31, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Federal, state, city and county governments, special governmental districts, trail organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the grants.

“This is a great opportunity to create or improve trails so more people can get out and appreciate Nevada’s natural beauty,” said Eric Johnson, administrator of Nevada State Parks.

The 2013 grants manual and application packages are available at www.parks.nv.gov or at the Division of State Parks office, at 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 5005, Carson City, NV 89701. All National Environmental Policy Act requirements must be met before submitting an application.

For further information or questions, please contact Jenny Scanland at 775-684-2787 or email jscanland@parks.state.nv.gov.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada. Nevada State Parks is the Administrator of the Federal Recreational Trails Grant Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.